Arsenal pondering move for Dutchman

Ajax's Gregory Van der WielArsenal are poised to make a move for Ajax right-back Gregory van der Wiel, according to Mirror Football.

The north London outfit have already signed Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer as they look to get back into contention for the Premier League title, with a deal for Santi Cazorla also thought to be close.

The Netherlands international is in the last year of his contract at Ajax, and has impressed at both domestic level and for the Oranje.

Newcastle and Chelsea have both been accredited with an interest in Van de Wiel also, but Arsenal are considering making a £7 million bid for the defender.

Arsene Wenger hopes that the club’s efforts to sign new players in the transfer window will show wantaway striker Robin van Persie the side’s ambition, and hopefully help to change the forward’s decision to leave the Emirates Stadium.

By Gareth McKnight

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